ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 09, 2008
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(Pentagon: Jonathan Karl) Iran's test firing of missiles that would put Israel within range as tensions rise in the Middle East featured; map shown. [International Inst. for Strategic Studies Mark FITZPATRICK- talks about missile capabilities.] [In response to reporter's question, Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - denies we are closer to a military confrontation with Iran; states there are diplomatic signals.] Signs of diplomacy over Iran's nuclear program noted.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The reaction of the presidential candidates to the Iranian missile firing noted. [In interview, Senator John McCAIN - calls this alarming and we need to enact powerful sanctions.] [Senator Barack OBAMA - says the US has to get international support to apply pressure on Iran.]
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